Warrior’s Reward (USA) took the eye during the Spendthrift Farm parades on the weekend and he already has 100 mares confirmed this year.
That’s a major mark-up from his first southern book and reflects the significant expansion of Spendthrift’s operations after its first 12 months in Victoria.
“Apart from our Victorian clients, Warrior’s Reward will also be covering mares from NSW, South Australia and Tasmania,” Spendthrift’s Australian general manager Garry Cuddy said. “He impressed everyone at our open days. He’s a big, good-looking horse and his strike-rate in the USA is 64% with four crops racing.”
Shares in Warrior’s Reward (pictured) have traded as high as $94,500 in the USA and he stands for $11,000 (inc gst) fee in Victoria.
Warrior’s Reward was the first Group 1 winner by super-sire Medaglia d’Oro when he claimed the 2010 Carter Hcp in New York. He was Group 2 placed in the Jim Dandy at Saratoga and Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park.
Cuddy also explained Spendthrift’s ‘Breed Secure’ program that is proving increasingly popular with broodmare owners and busy is the byword with the farm’s sales team of Josh Rix and Mark Szczepanowski.
Hampton Court (Redoute’s Choice) and Jimmy Creed (Distorted Humor) fill out the Spendthrift roster at Romsey and its racing division is also making inroads with recent winners Spirit And Fire (Canterbury) and Into Orbit (Pakenham).
Both colts are part of an exciting crop of promising three year-olds for Spendthrift. “They’re a big operation and have some good ones coming through,” jockey Dwayne Dunn added after unsaddling Into Orbit. “I rode another one of their winners Ameristralia at Bendigo last week.”
For more information about Spendthrift’s Breed Secure program and its stallions, please contact Garry Cuddy (0410 451 595), Josh Rix (0499 880 855), Mark Szczepanowski (0499 444 052) or visit www.spendthrift.com.au